Nicklaus Nine opens at American Lake Veterans Golf Course
More than six years in the making, the new nine holes at the volunteer-operated American Lake Veterans Golf Course — dubbed the “Nicklaus Nine” after course architect Jack Nicklaus — opened Saturday morning in Lakewood.
More than 200 eager volunteers, most of them military veterans, showed up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, most of them piled into golf carts to spend the morning playing the entire 18-hole layout in a team “scramble” format.
“Here it is!” Fircrest’s Ken Still said, just minutes after the former PGA Tour golfer hit the ceremonial first tee ball down the middle of the 10th-hole fairway. “Fantastic.”
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